Invited Talks:

  • [March 2020] While at Carleton, I spoke about my research on real-time systems for autonomous driving applications during the weekly CS Tea. This talk was tailored to students with or without experience in Computer Science (and I was happy to see students both from my Real-Time Systems course and my Intro course in attendance).

  • [July 2016] I participated in a CRA-W Undergraduate Town Hall, where I talked about some of my work on accelerating cloth simulation, and gave advice on applying to graduate school in CS. I was also featured in a CRA-W Profile of Women in Computing.


For two years, I volunteered with the UNC Girls Who Code club, working with local middle- and high-school girls. In the 2016-2017 academic year, I first served as a teaching assistant, helping the girls design and build a group project that inspired them. Later in the year, I was a facilitator teaching programming concepts using Python and JavaScript. For the 2017-2018 academic year, we grew to three different clubs each week, and I served as a co-coordinator for the UNC GWC clubs.

While I was at Microsoft, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to volunteer in local and remote high schools teaching computer science concepts with the TEALS Program. In the fall of 2013, I (remotely) taught Introduction to CS to students in the Lower Yukon School District in western Alaska. In the spring of 2014, I volunteered at a school in Federal Way, Washington, and switched to working with AP CS students in Issaquah, Washington for the 2014-2015 school year.



In April 2018, I was inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students at UNC-CH, as well as faculty and staff who have contributed to graduate and professional education at UNC.